Monday, 27 April 2015

Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy Sticking it Out setup

As one scenario ends, another begins. And in this case this is almost the continuation of the last, because after capturing the eastern half of Buron we must now defend it against a counterattack.

The briefing is certainly accurate when it describes casualty levels sustained during the assault.

Testing at Mosport in the iRacing Skip Barber

It's - almost- the start of a new week. Almost because a new iRacing week doesn't start until Tuesday.

In this instance that means Mosport for the Skip Barber series next week. I feel like I have unfinished business at this track after missing out on two wins at my most recent visits in the Skip Barber and Ruf C-Spec. And more importantly I'm at a point where when I return to a track I can see the improvements I'm making.

For the first time I've driven there I'm much more conscious of what I'm trying to achieve through Moss Corner. That's the double apex corner at the start of the long back straight. I still haven't quite mastered it, or perfected it, but I'm faster and consistently so through there now.

At the start of weekend testing I was content with a 1.32.7. After looking at telemetry I could see where I was losing time, where my line was wrong in places, and surprisingly enough I pushed the time down and made good inroads into my optimal.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Monday, 13 April 2015

Sunday, 12 April 2015

iRacing race at Sebring in the Skip Barber

The one and only race at Sebring this week. I was overdriving the car and as a consequence my lap times were becoming quite poor.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Preparing for Sebring in the iRacing Skip Barber

This week is a drop week for me with the Skip Barber. Philip Island is one of a handful of tracks I don't own. As a consequence I'm putting in extra time to prepare for Sebring next week. That's a track I bought last season, so I have a small amount of time there. That did give me pole and a second place finish last season, so hopefully this added preparation will stand me in good stead for next week.

I was actually about to hit a 2.27 time, which has been my goal, until I dropped 0.25 in the last corner. It's the one part of the track that I feel I really struggle. I just can't seem to hit the correct line with any kind of consistency. I have a feeling I know what I should be doing there, but getting it right is the hard part. But for now a 2.28.0 is a pretty solid time.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy Main Event setup

The start of a new series of videos on the Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy title, this time fetauring the scenario The Main Event, which covers the initial attack on the village of Buron by the Highland Light Infantry of Canada, with the 12th SS Hitlerjugend defending.

The first video covers the briefing and initial setup.

Combat Mission Battle for Normandy Keep Calm & Carry On Turns 7

The final turns for this unexpectedly long series of videos.